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MM 11.1: Maryland women’s basketball’s Kaila Charles named AP Preseason All-American

This is a Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Kaila Charles Maryland women’s basketball 2019-20 Sarah Sopher / Testudo Times

Maryland women’s basketball senior Kaila Charles earned another honor ahead of the 2019-20 season, being named an Associated Press Preseason All-American on Thursday.

Charles is the first Terp to earn this honor since Alyssa Thomas did so ahead of the 2013-14 season.

This accolade is the latest in a line for the Maryland native, as she landed on the Preseason All-Big Ten Team, was voted Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year and landed on the Cheryl Miller Award Watch List — given to the nation’s top small forward.

As a junior, Charles led the Terps by averaging 17 points per game while also adding 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She has also started ever game in her three-year career and ranks 15th all-time on Maryland’s scoring list with 1,528 career points.

No. 4 Maryland women’s basketball opens its season Tuesday, as the Terrapins host Wagner at 11 a.m.

In other news

Maryland football is gearing up for homecoming weekend against Michigan on Saturday, and I posted a breakdown of what to expect from the Wolverines.

Cody and Sean continued taking a look at Maryland men’s basketball’s non-conference schedule, breaking down the Orlando Invitational.

The Terps are also throwing it back to the 1980s this week, and posted more pictures of the new threads:

Thursday was Anthony Cowan Jr. day for No. 7 Maryland men’s basketball.

Keep an eye on the field during halftime of Saturday’s game because even the Mighty Sound of Maryland is getting into the Homecoming festivities.

In the spirit of Halloween, Aaron Wiggins went around the offices at Xfinity Center and took his chance to scare some of the staff hanging around:

Turns out, the Atlanta Hawks were also in the Halloween spirit. Former Terp Bruno Fernando nearly jumped out of his jersey.

Even Melo Trimble joined in the fun from Melbourne, Australia.

Kevin Huerter made his return to the starting five on Thursday for the Hawks, finishing with seven points, four rebounds and one assists in 26 minutes.

The Maryland men’s soccer family also received some good new on Thursday, as former defender and 2018 national champion Chase Gasper got called up by the US men’s national team.

Maryland women’s soccer redshirt sophomore forward Alyssa Poarch earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors as the Terrapins gear up for their first Big Ten Tournament next week.

Here are some Halloween costumes from the Terps field hockey team, women’s lacrosse team and women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese – who went to practice Thursday as the team’s slogan “United Pursuit.”

Maryland baseball congratulated the Washington Nationals, who won their first ever World Series title on Wednesday night.